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  • Curbelo Comments on Today’s Announcement of Interior Department Off-Shore Drilling Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), Co-Chair of the Climate Solutions Caucus, released the following statement commenting on the Department of Interior’s newly proposed five-year outer continental shelf plan: “The people of Florida and its leaders have made it clear over and over again: We do not want drilling near our shores, we do not want to put our beautiful beaches and environmental treasures at risk. We simply have too much to lose. The Administration has guaranteed that states will ‘ha... Read more

  • Curbelo Accepts John F. Kennedy Library's New Frontier Award for His Leadership on Climate Change
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, last night accepted the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award. The award was presented by Jack Schlossberg, President Kennedy’s grandson, during a ceremony at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Institute of Politics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The other recipient was May Boeve, executive director of 350.org, a leading campaign in the fight to address climate change. “As I reflect on t... Read more

  • Curbelo Joins Climate Solutions Caucus Members on the House Floor to Call for Further Action on Climate Issues in Congress 
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, took to the House Floor earlier this week to recognize the Caucus's work and growth so far this year and its ability to foster effective dialogue on climate and environmental issues. Additionally, Curbelo urged his colleagues to help expand its influence and encouraged them to join the Caucus. "This is a not an issue that we should shy away from," Curbelo said. "We should rise to this occas... Read more

  • Roll Call: On Climate Issues, House GOP Warms Gradually
    Posted in In The News on October 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    When a Republican congressman in July tried to strip the 2018 defense spending bill of its requirement to plan for global warming and rising sea level threats, a group of House GOP lawmakers joined Democrats to kill the effort…“The Perry amendment was really the first test” that called on the group to vote as a bloc, said Rep. Carlos Curbelo, a Florida Republican who co-founded the caucus. “There will be more tests in the future.” At the time of the vote, the caucus had 48 members — 24 from each... Read more

  • Keynoter: Curbelo: Bay guides face ‘heavy burden’ under fee plan
    Posted in In The News on August 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Citing concern about “stifling fees and excessive regulation” on Florida Bay fishing guides, U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Miami and the Keys) urged Everglades National Park managers to seek “a solution that works for our community.” Florida Keys guides who frequently take charter-fishing clients into Florida Bay waters within Everglades National Park have objected to a pending rule change that would require charter anglers to buy a separate pass into the park. “The initial proposal would place a ... Read more

  • Curbelo: Executive Order Rolling Back Flood Risk Management Is Irresponsible, Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), Co-Chair of the Climate Solutions Caucus, released the following statement commenting on reports an Executive Order will be signed tomorrow rolling back the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard: “Sea level rise and the risk of severe flooding are a reality for communities across the country. When you’re on the front lines like South Florida, we know the importance of having more resilient building codes to protect our infrastructure, especially when taxpa... Read more

  • ICYMI in Keys Weekly: Curbelo Deserves Credit for His Work on Flood Insurance Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on August 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Flood insurance on hard deadline on The Hill Keys Weekly By Sara Matthis August 8, 2017 http://keysweekly.com/42/flood-insurance-on-hard-deadline-on-the-hill/ While most of the national news is focused on changes to health insurance, there is a looming issue with flood insurance likely to affect Monroe County homeowners even more. The current incarnation of the National Flood Insurance Program expires on Sept. 30 — in two months. The stakes are high. Currently, there are competing ideologies and... Read more

  • U.S. Coast Guard’s 227th Anniversary, Curbelo Visits Sector Key West
    Posted in Press Releases on August 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Foreign Affairs, Energy and Environment

    Key West, FL – In anticipation for the U.S. Coast Guard’s 227th Anniversary, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) visited Sector Key West and met with U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West Commander CAPT Jeffrey Janszen and Deputy Sector Commander CDR Lexia Littlejohn. While aboard, Curbelo toured the ship with its Commanding Officer, LT Jeffrey Makejka, and had the opportunity to speak with servicemembers about the impact of defense budget changes on military operations. Additionally, Curbelo was ... Read more

  • ICYMI: Curbelo Discusses South Florida Priorities in House Defense Spending Bill and Bipartisanship in Health Policy
    Posted in Press Releases on August 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Energy and Environment

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) joined “Morning Magazine with Bill Becker” this morning to discuss the House passed H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Act, which included two amendments introduced by Curbelo. The amendments provide funding for projects like the Florida Keys Water Quality Improvement Project (FKWQIP) and expanded research and development for energy storage technologies. Additionally, as Vice Chairman of the Problem Solvers Caucus, Curbelo discussed the recent release of the... Read more

  • Following Curbelo Legislation Signed into Law, EPA Invites Miami-Dade County to Apply for WIFIA Loan
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) celebrated the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement inviting Miami-Dade County, Florida to Apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Loans. “Last Congress I was proud to introduce legislation that was signed into law to give local governments tools like tax-exempt municipal WIFIA bonds to revitalize our nation’s aging water infrastructure systems,” Curbelo said. “American municipalities need innovative, low-cost s... Read more

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